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Area colleges BASEBALLMonmouth 17-3, Canisius 6-4C (15-10,4-1): Chris Conley 3b; Jake Burlingame 3bNiagara 3, Saint Peter’s 2N (11-9,2-2): Greg Cullen 1 hit, RBI St. Bonaventure 9, Dayton 0SB (8-10,3-4): Cole Peterson 2b, 3 runsKent State 9, UB 1SOFTBALLToledo 6-7, UB 3-0 Iona 5-6, Niagara 4-1La Salle 4, St. Bonaventure 2SB (7-19,0-1): Desiree Gonzalez 2b, RBICortland 14…

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Monday was a dark day for UB. It felt the way it had two years earlier, when basketball star Justin Moss was tossed out of school for stealing from other athletes. Now and then, you're reminded of the potential dangers that come with competing in the murky world of big-time college sports. There was no crime this time, not in the technical sense. But it sure seemed as i…

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Canisius head hockey coach Dave Smith is leaving to take the job at Rensselaer Poyltechnic Institute, according to numerous media reports. The Schenectady Daily Gazette reports a news conference is scheduled for Thursday. College Hockey News reported an agreement has been reached and terms were being finalized, while ESPN anchor John Buccigross reported Smith was gettin…

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The Canisius College basketball team’s leading scorer, Kassius Robertson, has been given permission to investigate transfer opportunities. Robertson has not decided if he will leave Canisius for his final season of eligibility or not. But he will graduate this spring, meaning he could go to another school and play next season, without sitting out a year. In other t…

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The University at Buffalo's decision Monday to eliminate four sports teams won't reduce the amount students pay to support Division I athletics at UB. It could take three to four years to see the $2 million in savings anticipated from cutting baseball, men's soccer, women's rowing and men's swimming and diving, UB President Satish K. Tripathi told The Buffalo News. H…

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The student-athletes left in the lurch by the University at Buffalo’s decision to drop four sports will have to scramble to find spots on teams at other colleges and universities in the next several months. The timing is bad for the members of the baseball, men’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving and women’s rowing teams. “I’d say 90 percent of scholarshi…

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One of the great celebrations in American college sports took place Monday night with the crowning of a new men’s basketball champion in Phoenix, Ariz. There was no celebrating at the University at Buffalo. The university paid a price for competing at the top level of college athletics by concluding it had to eliminate four sports teams – men’s soccer, baseball…

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After being barred from the NFL Scouting Combine, St. Joe's grad and NFL Draft-hopeful Chad Kelly was hoping to woo scouts Monday at his Pro Day. But Kelly's outing was halted after roughly five minutes of throwing when he suffered an apparent wrist injury, according to reporters at Ole Miss. === Update I: Kelly has rescheduled his Pro Day for April 22, accordi…

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The University at Buffalo will eliminate four sports teams at the end of this school year in a belt-tightening that ultimately will save $2 million a year in athletic department spending. Men’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, baseball and women’s rowing no longer will be sponsored, the university revealed Monday. “This has been a very difficult decision ma…

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Canisius College hockey coach Dave Smith is a finalist for the head coaching job at Rensselaer, according to a recent media report. WNYT in Albany reported that Smith is one of four up for the job at RPI after the school fired Seth Appert in early March. The other candidates are: Ben Barr, a current assistant at UMass and an alumnus of the RPI program including being…

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It didn't hit me until late Saturday night, an hour or so after Gonzaga had held off  South Carolina in the first Final Four semifinal. Hey, a mid-major is going to play for the national championship again! The problem is, I barely think of Gonzaga as a mid-major anymore, as some cuddly upstart looking to take down the college hoop giants. The Zags have become one of …

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Tyree Jackson says the moment he stepped on the field for spring practice was the moment he turned the page on the University at Buffalo’s disappointing 2016 season. “All through winter conditioning, we’re still 2-10,” said Jackson, referring to last year’s record. “But then when spring ball comes around, we finally get a new season. We’ve left that behind…

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Lisa Shall found herself in the middle of a tug-of-war two weeks back, before the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. She started her career as a strength and conditioning coach, first at Princeton University, then at Notre Dame. Teams from the two schools squared off on a Thursday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. “I was torn. I had to stay neutr…

Area collegesWOMEN’S LACROSSEGeorge Washington 10, St. Bonaventure 9SB (2-7, 0-1): Scarlet Jaworski 4gBuffalo State 15, Allegheny 11BS (3-4): Alanna Herne (Tonawanda) 3g-6aMEN’S TENNISUB 4, Western Michigan 3WOMEN’S TENNISAkron 5, UB 2For informationUB: www.ubbulls.comCanisius: www.gogriffs.comNiagara: www.purpleeagles.comBona: www.gobonnies.com

area colleges WOMEN’S LACROSSEKeuka 19, D’Youville 7D (0-5): Jillian Golding 3g-aCallan Smith 2gFriday’s games BASEBALLUB at Kent State, 6 p.m.Dayton at St. Bonaventure, 3 p.m.SOFTBALLUB at Toledo, 3 p.m.WOMEN’S LACROSSESt. Bonaventure at George Washington, 1 p.m.MEN’S TENNISUB at Western Michigan, 5:30 p.m.WOMEN’S TENNISAkron at UB, 1 p.m.For informationUB: ww…